BLINDSPOTTING is a contemporary fable told in dynamic syncopation and unexpected compassion as it uncovers the farce and tragedy of an Oakland in transition.
Click here to listen to the interview. Click for the full review of BLINDSPOTTING. When I spoke to BLINDSPOTTING’s co-stars/co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on July 12, 2018, I decided to start the conversation with one of the things that struck me most about their film, which was the enormous compassion it shows for… Read More »
When Stanley Nelson started working on THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION, it was seven years ago and he thought the history of that movement was particularly relevant to those times. In 2015, he thinks it’s even more relevant. When I spoke to him on October 1, 2015, the echoes of the Panther movement in… Read More »
The fact that Anthony Lucero was making the behind-the-scenes documentary for the next Star Wars film was incidental to why I wanted to talk to him about his feature film directorial debut, EAST SIDE SUSHI. But, since I had him there in front of my microphone, I had to try to get some information out… Read More »
Though the issue of health care is a hot-button political one these days, Peter Nicks had another reason for making THE WAITING ROOM, a film that is already getting awards recognition. The inspiration,though, was not politics, but rather a remarkable African musician. It was Nicks’ wife, a speech pathologist, who told him about the effect that… Read More »